In this exceptionally well-crafted tale, Coriander tells the story of her childhood in seventeenth-century Londonand of her discovery that she has inherited magical powers from her mother, who was a fairy princess. But her mother’s sudden death brings on a dark time for Coriander. And after... show more
In this exceptionally well-crafted tale, Coriander tells the story of her childhood in seventeenth-century Londonand of her discovery that she has inherited magical powers from her mother, who was a fairy princess. But her mother’s sudden death brings on a dark time for Coriander. And after mourning her beloved mother and dealing with the disappearance of her father and the wrath of her evil stepmother, Coriander finds herself locked in a chest with no hope of escape and no will to survive. But when a bright light beckons to her, it is then that Coriander’s journey truly begins. Beautifully written, this magical and luminous story is destined to become a children’s classic.
Publish date: March 1st 2007
Pages no: 275
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Fairy Tales
Someone reviewing the Merrybegot recommended this over it. They are both interesting stories. Both involve witch hunting but really that's where they diverge. Actually "I, Coriander" compares well with "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell" if a lot lighter. It is a story of London and a London besid...
I loved the historical (Cromwell-era) setting. I was a little disappointed by what I felt was an instalove romance, though.
This is really just under a four. Woulda been a solid 4, but the ending knocked it back to 3.5 territory.Sally Gardner pulled no punches in I, Coriander. Her Cromwell-era England is harsh and full and the perfect backdrop to the very dark - and very darkly human - tale she tells. No one's life is...
This was a lovely little fairy-tale story. I can just imagine reading this to little girls, who will inevitably beg for just one more chapter before having to go to bed. It's so easy to imagine said little girls dreaming of being a fairy princess, even though this isn't your typical fairy princess s...
This book is magnificent, really. I am in awe of Sally Gardner, who didn't even learn how to read or write until she was 14 due to dyslexia! She sure showed all the people that wrote her off, didn't she? This is a fairy tale...the story is lovely and lyrical and SO well written. It was at times hila...
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